Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

eSTEP Newsletter November 2012

Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that the November '12 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information to the following topics:

News from Corp
Oracle Celebrates 25 Years of SPARC Innovation; IDC White Papers Finds Growing Customer Comfort with Oracle Solaris Operating System; Oracle Buys Instantis; Pillar Axiom OpenWorld Highlights; Announcement Oracle Solaris 11.1 Availability (data sheet, new features, FAQ's, corporate pages, internal blog, download links, Oracle shop); Announcing StorageTek VSM 6; Announcement Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Availability (new features, FAQ's, cluster corp page, download site, shop for media); Announcement: Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch update becomes available

Technical Section
Oracle White papers on SPARC SuperCluster; Understanding Parallel Execution; With LTFS, Tape is Gaining Storage Ground with additional link to How to Create Oracle Solaris 11 Zones with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center; Provisioning Capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Ops Center Manager 12c; Maximizing your SPARC T4 Oracle Solaris Application Performance with the following articles: SPARC T4 Servers Set World Record on Siebel CRM Benchmark, SPARC T4-Based Highly Scalable Solutions Posts New World Record on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark, SPARC T4 Server Delivers Outstanding Performance on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g; Oracle SUN ZFS Storage Appliance Reference Architecture for VMware vSphere4;  Why 4K? - George Wilson's ZFS Day Talk; Pillar Axiom 600 with connected subjects: Oracle Introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software, Driving down the high cost of Storage, This Provisioning with Pilar Axiom 600, Pillar Axiom 600- System overview and architecture; Migrate to Oracle;s SPARC Systems; Top 5 Reasons to Migrate to Oracle's SPARC Systems

Learning & Events
Recently delivered Techcasts:
Learning Paths; Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration (New) - Learning Path; Webcast: Drill Down on Disaster Recovery; What are Oracle Users Doing to Improve Availability and Disaster Recovery; SAP NetWeaver and Oracle Exadata Database Machine

ARTstor Selects Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliances To Support Rapidly Growing Digital Image Library, Scottish Widows Cuts Sales Administration 20%, Reduces Time to Prepare Reports by 75%, and Achieves Return on Investment in First Year,
Oracle's CRM Cloud Service Powers Innovation: Applications on Demand; Technology on Demand,

How to
How to Migrate Your Data to Oracle Solaris 11 Using Shadow Migration; Using svcbundle to Create SMF Manifests and Profiles in Oracle Solaris 11; How to prepare a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance to Serve as a Storage Devise with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c; Command Summary: Basic Operations with the Image Packaging System In Oracle Solaris 11
; How to Update to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Using the Image Packaging System, How to Migrate Oracle Database from Oracle Solaris 8 to Oracle Solaris 11;  Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster; Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c; Book excerpt: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook

You find the Newsletter on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

New at TRC: Networking Products

The new category "Networking Products" has been added last week at Oracle Hardware Technical Resource Center (HW TRC).

[Read More]

Monday Nov 19, 2012

Announcement Oracle Virtual Networking

Oracle Virtual Networking information and collateral are now available on and Oracle Technical Network (OTN).

[Read More]

Friday Nov 16, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - December 2012

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6th of December and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. December 2012, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Innovations with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 is the version of Solaris Cluster that runs with Oracle Solaris 11.
In this webcast we will focus at the integration of the cluster software with the IPS packaging system of Solaris 11, which makes installing and updating the software much easier and much more reliable, especially with virtualization technologies involved. Our webcast will also reflect new versions of Oracle Solaris Cluster if they will be announced in the meantime.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Hartmut Streppel

Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)

Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 255 760 510
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Monday Nov 12, 2012

Recent Updates on Oracle Hardware Technical Resource Center

Over the last two weeks there have been some updates on the Oracle Hardware Technical Resource Center (HW TRC). The following list summarize the categories which have been added or changed.

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Monday Nov 05, 2012

Announcement: Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch update now available

The Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch is now available from My Oracle Support (MOS). 

[Read More]

Friday Nov 02, 2012

eSTEP TechCast - November 2012 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"Update on Solaris 11"

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our
eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The downloads can be found under tab
Events --> TechCast.

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA


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